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Resting Bell is a netlabel.
The presented music should be meditative, experimental, electric, peaceful, beautiful, exciting, acustic or grounding. It could be nearly anything.

As a netlabel, Resting Bell will release music in MP3 format under the creative commons license for free.

Website: www.restingbell.net


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Sep 23, 2017 A Western Addition
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I'm writing these words from Qingdao, China where this collection of songs sound like they're from outer space compared to the syrupy love songs that blast out of the speakers here. These pieces take me back to my years in my studio apartment off McAllister Street in San Francisco. Often, as I'd watch the evening fog roll by pass Twin Peaks out of my kitchen window, I'd play my guitar; and sometimes on those special nights angels would visit, allowing my fingers to miraculously play themselves....
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Topics: A Western Addition, guitar, ambient
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Dec 22, 2012 Saito Koji
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And December ends with another new release by Saito Koji. His follow-up to the earlier released album "Music" is called "Guide". The eight tracks are 3 minutes long, the classical radio hit length. The music is very dense. Starting with very distorted, thick and layered sounds shifting to a clear and calmer atmosphere in the end. All pieces are rather short in the field of ambient or drone music but Saito filled the pieces with an enormous richness and concentration....
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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Nov 11, 2012 Etienne Michelet
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"The Brittle Ballet" is the new work from Etienne Michelet, a french composer and musician in the fields of minimal, classical and experimental music, wellknown for his "Calendaires"-series (released on Four Directional Doubt, frozen elephants and Resting Bell), the "Tombs for Anatole" (released via la nouvelle degelee) and various other releases. "The Brittle Ballet" contains eleven miniature pieces with a compete duration of 14 minutes. All pieces are...
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Topics: Etienne Michelet, ambient, minimal, experimental, classical
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Aug 29, 2012 Saito Koji
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Saito Koji is a musician from Japan, who creates wonderful minimal drone-music with guitar, keyboards, field recordings and some effects. He is known for his releases on Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. "Time / Line" contains the two pieces "Time" and "Line", with a duration of 33 minutes each. "Time" is drone in the best way. You feel like standing in a field of clouds or wrappped in a warm blanket while listening to...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Time, Line, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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Aug 7, 2012 Saito Koji
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After a short break in May we start this month with another wonderful release by Saito Koji. Similar as his former RB-release "Guide" "Again" consists of eight tracks, each 3 minutes long. And also the music hits a similar tone. Droning, distorted and dense guitar tones are swirling around. Every piece contains a short melodic loop, presented in a very uncommon lenth. But the pieces are so compact and dense that you don’t need a 30-minute repeating loop. I strongly...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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Jul 9, 2012 K.M.Krebs
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K.M.Krebs has been around in the internet-based-music-scene for a long time. His work consists of excellent releases on Treetrunk, Thinner, Nishi, Con-v and many more. On "Symmetries" K.M.Krebs presents three minimal ambient pieces with a duration of about 25 minutes. In every composition you can hear subtle repetitive fragments, little glitches and extensive, wide open soundscapes. It is a dense and complex work on multiple layers, taking you deeper and deeper into the own world of...
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Topics: K.M.Krebs, Symmetries, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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Jul 1, 2012 Saito Koji
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As well as last December we complete June 2012 with another Saito Koji-release. "Sleepy" is a single, one hour long track. His last releases "Guide" and "Again" based on the limited time-frame of three minutes and presented drone and ambient soundscapes in a really focused and condensed version. Listening to a one hour piece is the complete counterpart. The sounds within this track have the chance to evolve with every listen. Based on a simple looping guitar...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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Mar 2, 2012 Harry Towell
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The sound-art of Spheruleus is produced by British artist Harry Towell with a previous discography including releases on the likes of Under The Spire, Earth Mantra and Test Tube as well as his own label Audio Gourmet. Intrigued by all things old and rustic, his music is often inspired by the rural Lincolnshire surroundings in which he lives and his first outing of 2011, here on Resting Bell, is intended to really captured this. A short collection of deliberately loose and degraded instrument...
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Topics: Ambient, Electro-Acoustic, Drone, Field Recordings
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Feb 19, 2012 Jason Corder
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Time is a strange thing. Two and a half years ago (65 releases ago, in netlabel-speak) Resting Bell released offthesky's "rare decay". A timeless and beautiful 4 song EP. I didn't hesitate a second when Jason Corder asked me if I'd be interested in a re-release of his musically related “du-soleil” EP which was originally released via atmoworks back in 2007. "du soleil" is not only fully remastered, but it is also extended with three fine remixes from Darren Mcclure,...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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Oct 13, 2011 Christopher McFall
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Christopher McFall is a well-known name in the experimental music scene, not only because of his CD-releases for Entr'acte, Mystery Sea, Sourdine, 1000füssler, Gears Of Sand, Moving Furniture Records and Unfathomless, but he's also composed a multitude of netaudio-releases on Test Tube, Earlabs, Clinical Archives, Alg-a, CONV and Impulsive Habitat. What an impressive list of work. His new release on Resting Bell is a lovely EP called "A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays". It...
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Topics: Christopher McFall, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscapes
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Sep 22, 2011 Off Land
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Let's go back to 2006. I used to hate my job, the dead-end brainless work. Even more, I used to hate my commute. An hour by subway what would take 20 minutes by car if I had owned one. Everyday I walked to the subway, switching lines in town and took a 2nd line to the end. I dreamed that one day the subway would take me past the last stop, just keep going. Or maybe I would end up somewhere else, somewhere new. Music was my salvation, my soundtrack, those two hours each day. With or without...
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Topics: Off Land, Commute, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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Jun 9, 2011 Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is an experimental musician, composer, and artist. He has composed numerous pieces including works for percussion, winds and many different chamber ensembles. As an experimental musician, Thomas has released over ten albums, many of which can be downloaded for free. April Triptych is a two hour long piece chronicling a typical suburban morning, afternoon, and night. Elements of three are two-fold: 1. three field recordings of a backyard in a housing complex layered and sequenced....
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Topics: Collin Thomas, April Triptych, Ambient, Field Recordings, Soundscape
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Mar 23, 2011 James McDougall
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"entia non" is the project moniker of Australian artist James McDougall. After great releases at u-cover (zero comma zero, inter alia) and test tube (distal) he comes up with his first release "sub routine" on Resting Bell. The four tracks, deeply affected by the Australian landscape (South East Queensland), are very subtle, just like putting your ears on the ground of an animated, busy grassland. Little glitches grawling around like insects, soft wind flurries playing in...
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Topics: entia non, ambient, experimental, field recordings
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Jan 25, 2011 Lucas Page
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Lucas Page (a.k.a. moji moji) is a musician/sound designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His first EP album is entitled "Detroit de le Maire" and was released by Hipidukimuzik net label. Detroit de le Maire comprises 4 tracks inspired by the Lemaire strait, (which runs between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados). For his second album, "N", moji moji travels to the argentinean northwest and draws inspiration from the immensity of its breathtaking landscapes. The...
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Topics: moji moji, postrock, instrumental
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Jan 23, 2011 Bas van Huizen
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Bas van Huizen is a sound and visual artist (video/animation) from Nijmegen the Netherlands. You may know him from his "Ontgalman"-release on test tube or from his physical releases on Etherkreet records. A label focusing on electroacoustic and improvised music, which he runs together with Ezra Jacobs. "Wegwerpwee" contains 8 tracks. According to Bas most of the material is older than "Ontgalman", but he mixed and remastered everything for this release. And it is a...
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Topics: Bas van Huizen, ambient, experimental, electroacoustic
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Dec 14, 2010 Shinobu Nemoto
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Shinobu Nemoto is a sound-artist from Kanagawa, Japan. You might know "Summons of Shining Ruins", his solo-guitar project or "Dark Side of The Audio System ", a tape-loop-experiment. Under his real name Shinobu Nemoto mainly releases guitar-improvisations and field-recordings. He also runs the label "MOUFU-ROKUON" and did collaborations with Brain Grainger, Jason Adams and Danielle Demos. "Melting Loop Trip" is a collection of sixteen loops, each loop...
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Topics: Shinobu Nemoto, Melting Loop Trip, ambient, loops, experimental
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Sep 25, 2010 HKM+/diatribes/Piero SK/Rehnig/Sienknecht
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For a long time in my life I've had really problems to listen to jazz music, especially the very free, improvised forms. That changed when I discovered the Insubordinations netlabel from Switzerland, where you can find extra-ordinary releases on exactly this field. And of course my musical taste also changed in that period, so that all comes together. Now I'm really happy to present you a very, very fine piece of improvised music, made by HKM+ and diatribes together with Piero SK, Robert Rehnig...
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Sep 25, 2010 Guanxi
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The Guanxi pseudonym is orchestraed towards 'a sui generi sound' through research, investigation and with a hunger to explore a constructed visual and non-subjective disposition. "Graveyard Shift" contains 5 pieces of complex and playful sounds from guitar, piano, bells, strings, flute, vocals, field recordings and electronics. Some of the pieces have a noisy and harsh character of a musical sketches, others operate with droning elements and a more calm ambience. And some combine both...
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Topics: Guanxi, Graveyard Shift, ambient, experimental
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Sep 25, 2010 The Inventors of Aircraft
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Many of you will remember the first Inventors of Aircraft-release on Serein called "Unknown Language" back two years ago. Now I have the pleasure to welcome TIOA on Resting Bell with a wonderful new work, mastered by Ian Hawgood. "As it is" has an enormous warm and dense sound. You'll find some elements you know from "Unknown Language" like the repetitive melodic motifs over the foundation of droning, growling sounds. But for me "As it is" also sounds...
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Topics: The Inventors of Aircraft, As it is, Ambient, Experimental
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Jul 17, 2010 Saito Koji
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Saito Koji continues to produce great single-track longform drone-pieces. Remember his latest release on SEM "Ocean"? Or his former works like "Beautiful" or "Candle"? He is just perfect in building up drone-loops over 30 minutes to one hour and they are never getting boring. "Tokyo Morning Loop" is a 45-minute-piece. The loop repeats over and over in this piece but every time you listen you find another overtone, another little bit of melody you didn't...
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Topics: Saito Koji, Tokyo Morning Loop, Loop, Drone, Minimal, Ambient
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Apr 8, 2010 Damian Valles
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Resting Bell is very happy to welcome Damian Valles. Damian is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist who creates ambient/experimental works based mainly on solo guitar. He utilizes a wide range of sources to expand his sound which include a variety of percussive elements, piano, and field recordings. Past releases include a full length on the excellent Under The Spire imprint, and a 3" EP on Standard Form. The latter being the first in a series of limited 3" releases called "Rural...
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Topics: Damian Valles, ambient, drone, field-recording
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Mar 6, 2010 Ian D Hawgood
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"I close my eyes, earmuffs blocking out the city noise. I have known sadness and I have known hate. I have stared at the darkness and it has just stared right back, knowing a compatriot. I close my eyes a little tighter and start feeling my way blindly back." Ian D Hawgood Compared with it's predecessor "The Fire Will Die At Night" Ian's new EP comes with a lighter, less dense atmosphere. Soft piano-spots, little melodies from far away and sometimes slightly moving beats...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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Jan 13, 2010 The Cherry Blues Project
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The Cherry Blus Project, a two-people-project from argentina, was one of the first artists on Resting Bell. They are mainly known for more experimental music, field recordings, noise and improvisation. For their "new" release on Resting Bell they did something you wouldn't expect. They recorded a folk record. "The Psychiatric Years EP" is rescued material from TCBP, about 4-5 years old, compiled into two EPs. All the material is folk music. Songs with melodies and...
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Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, experimental, folk
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Sep 23, 2009 Ennio Mazzon
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Ennio Mazzon is an Italian sound artist. I first heard of him as a remixer of Off Land's "Input Shape". But he did netaudio-releases on Audiotalaia and Timetheory and a CDr-release on his own imprint "Ripples Recordings", as well as various sampler-contributions. "The Possibility Of Joy" contains 4 tracks with a complete duration of about 22 minutes. Most of the material seems to be generated with synthesizers and electronical equipment with a little addition of...
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Topics: Ennio Mazzon, ambient, experimental
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ryonkt is Ryo Nakata, well-known for his great releases on Dog Eared Netlabel, Noise Joy and Mandorla. Equipped with guitar and notebook, Ryo creates dreamy and relaxed music between minimal folk and ambient. "the world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light" is a peaceful and easeful place. It is a kind of arcane space in everday life, but easy to find with a bit of relaxing. Listen to the repetitive guitar chords, slightly moving in each passage. The fragile melodies,...
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Topics: ryonkt, ambient, minimal folk
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Mar 24, 2009 Sparke / Illidge
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You might remember Gardens From Light from their massive Resting Bell-double-feature "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow", released in October 2007. This time Steven and Ian offer a single 16-minute track entitled "Sun Chariot". It's a very dense and deep track, and compared to "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" it's more athmospheric and more complex. There is a continous drone throught this piece, layered with percussive elements, sublime field-recordings, haunted vocals, little...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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Feb 17, 2009 Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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Topics: Adrian Juarez, ambient, minimal
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Feb 16, 2009 d'incise
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d'incise is wellknown by his releases on Zymogen, Test Tube or IOD. He is member of the Audioactivity music & visual collective founded in 2000 in Geneva (CH), releases electronica, electro-acoustic, experimental music solo or with various partners. And he also pratices free improvisation with the Diatribes-project and runs the Insubordinations netlabel, dedicate to improvised music. His release "Stase / Contre Stase" contains two pieces of live-recordings. "Stase",...
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Topics: d'incise, electronica, electroacoustic, experimental
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Jan 28, 2009 Jason Corder
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What an enormous output this year by Jason Corder aka offthesky. He has given us two great releases on term and autoplate. Now he returns with a 4-track-EP on Resting Bell. Musically related to the "Du Soleil ep" on atmoworks, "rare decay" presents four careful though stunning pieces. The entire release from beginning to end is a perfect compliment to lying down and watching the clouds lilt by. Or like listlessly gazing on a silent snow fall. It is a fitting soundtrack to...
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Topics: offthesky, off the sky, ambient
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Jan 16, 2009 Mem1
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"Stationary Drift" by Mem1 (Mark and Laura Cetilia) is a calm and beautiful 4-track EP combining electronic sounds and cello to an organic musical symbiosis. This EP starts with "Hanging Valley", a easeful and meditative piece, with soft droning cello sounds and electronic glitches like footsteps in the snow. "Accretion" begins with a deep growling tone under a layer of light sound-textures, ending in a loud merging movement. You can hear dripping notes and...
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Topics: Mem1, ambient, experimental, improvisation, cello, soundscape
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Dec 18, 2008 Petr Drkula
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Petr Drkula (Czech Republic) released several albums on netlabels like Test Tube, AudiTong, Digitalbiotope, Abdicate Cell, Mahorka, Protoplazma. He experiments with a clean-cut range of digital and audio sound sources in minimal way with sense of purity and clarity of construction. In this production he frequently use arpeggiating, delaying, layering, shifting and breaking of a structure in all parameters. "Mirrors" is a single, 41 minutes long composition. The whole piece is built...
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Topics: Petr Drkula, experimental, minimal, classical
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Dec 2, 2008 jeremy bible & jason henry
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Jeremy Bible and Jason Henry are two productive artists based in Canton, Ohio, an area of the United States referred to as 'the rust belt' due to its rapid industrial decline. Similar to their surroundings which contrast rural farmland against decaying industrial landscapes, the duo contrast various sounds and styles in ways that can be compared to the elegant and subtle color contrasts created by painters of fine abstract-expressionist art. Utilizing field recordings, found sounds, acoustic...
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Topics: Jeremy Bible, Jason Henry, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape
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Dec 2, 2008 Moabi
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Moabi from Toulouse, France, collected three own pieces and two remixes for this fantastic release called "Hanami" (japanese for "enjoying the beauty of flowers"). Set up between Electronica, IDM, Experimental music and Ambient, all five pieces have a very unique, deep feeling. An impressive mix of beautiful melodies, intense atmosphere and twinkle-toed beats. Starting with the more beat-orientated "Hey You" the EP gets calmer with every following track, finding...
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Topics: Moabi, Hanami, Electronica, Experimental, Ambient
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Dec 2, 2008 Glenn Ryszko
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Glenn Ryszko is a student at the academy of visual arts Maastricht. After having played several instruments in various musical groups, he decided to start a more experimental project on his own. Glenn creates sound by manipulating instrumentation and environmental recordings, using electric guitar, fieldrecordings and custom software. On "4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones" Glenn presents 4 superb minimal tracks based on distorted guitar tones. The sound shifts from very quiet...
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Topics: Glenn Ryszko, guitar, drone, ambient, experimental
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Dec 2, 2008 HameloH
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HameloH is a one-man project from Macomer, Sardinia. On "Innervibes" he presents 7 pieces of experimental drone sounds layered with strings, keyboards and voices. According to the title "Innervibes" this release could be described as an inner journey. Mostly dark with some sparks of shining light. In some parts mysterious, in some parts disturbing or rough and sometimes peaceful and meditative. But in all parts a great sonical experiment.
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Topics: HameloH, experimental, drone
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Dec 2, 2008 Hawgood / Jones
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Lost Lanterns is the project of Ian Hawgood and Ben Jones. Both met at university and worked together in different bands, now teamed up to work alone on their music using live instrumentation, field recordings and computers. The first result of their work is "Polar Living", a 60-minute long, very atmospheric release with six tracks. It's a gentle combination of deep melodic keyboard elements with field recordings (made entirely in the UK countryside during autumn/winter time). Warm...
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Topics: Lost Lanterns, Ambient, Electronica, Experimental
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Nov 21, 2008 Ian D Hawgood
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After a bunch of great releases under several monikers on a wide range of labels like luvsound, headphonica, u-cover, experimedia, best kept secret, lunar flower and many more, Ian Hawgood is back home with a stunning release on Resting Bell. "A Life In Abstract Colours" contains 5 pieces with a duration of nearly 60 minutes. It is a monolithic work. Walls of guitar- and piano-drones are shifting slightly from one ear to the other. Compared to the earlier Resting Bell-releases, it’s...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Drone
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Jul 20, 2008 Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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Jul 20, 2008 Sparke / Illidge
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Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge. Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long. They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings. In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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Jul 7, 2008 Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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Topics: Adrian Juarez, ambient, minimal
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Jul 7, 2008 Jordan Sauer
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Segue is Jordan Sauer from Vancouver, Canada. His sound is a patchwork of textures and tones with a focus on the interplay of timbre. These sounds are created through the blending of various instruments (12-string guitar, piano, violin, melodica, glockenspiel, various percussive instruments) and incidental found sounds. His recent release "a glass darkly" is an absolutly beautiful, meditative and touching piece of music. Haunting melodies, guitar- and piano-miniatures,...
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Topics: Segue, Jordan Sauer, Ambient, Experimental
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May 27, 2008 The Love Songs
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The Love Songs is the amazing one man arkestra Sven Swift. Swift lives in the North of Germany, runs the CDR- and Netlabel 12rec.net and writes reviews about free music at Phlow Magazine and his own blog RUBored.org. In June 2007, Sven performed a 25-minutes live-set at the DIY 2.0 festival in Dresden. The whole set consists of one well-structured, tension-filled piece of drone music, created with analogue synthesizers and effect-feedback only (an exception is the little nightingale-chant...
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Topics: The Love Songs, Live, Dresden, Drone, Ambient, Experimental
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May 26, 2008 Tiago Sousa
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The Western Lands, the western bank of the Nile: The frontier to a vast and inhospitable desert, today as in ancient times but also, in Egyptian mythology, the Land of the Dead: A space open to be filled, just as William Burroughs work published in 1987, with meaning, an open book' in many ways, readable from all possible angles, strung together by an ambience which transcends the limitations of chronological 'storytelling': Juggling with atmospheres, real and unreal memories, and steeped in...
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Topics: Tiago Sousa, acoustic, minimal, folk, ambient
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May 26, 2008 cloudburst
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cloudburst is Tim Westcott from Portland, Oregon. On his first release "katedra", he operates with very minimal, subtle drones and little repetitive elements, shifting into each other. Originally written for a performance in cathedral space, the first two pieces ("katedra jeden", "katedra dwa") are very light, crystal and create a wide open, meditative soundscape. The third piece ("flora") is a more dense production, just taking you back from the big,...
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Topics: cloudburst, ambient, experimental, katedra
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May 17, 2008 Ian D Hawgood
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"Fire rushes across the mountain. Its beautiful, and its all around me now. But the fire will die at night and I will realise that I am alone, remembering the way things used to be. This night has come too soon." Ian D Hawgood 03/11/07 00:45 4 tracks of enormous beauty are presented by Ian D Hawgood on "The Fire Will Die At Night". With great soundscapes and multiple layers of different soundsources, this EP catches you and leaves you with a soft shiver over your back. Ian...
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Topics: Ian D Hawgood, Ambient, Electronica
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May 17, 2008 Michael Dzjaparidze
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Processing... is Michael Dzjaparidze. A 25 year old student of Musictechnology and Sounddesign at the Utrecht School for the Arts in Hilversum, The Netherlands. Processing... is about approaching sound and soundobjects in original and unconvential ways. The one time this is achieved by the use of synthetic generated sounds, but just as easily by manipulating and processing existing sounds in interesting ways. These can range from fieldrecordings to instrument tones and speech. Experimentation,...
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- Phillip Wilkerson
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Phillip Wilkerson began creating ambient music in 2005. His work ranges from warm, peaceful ambience to the more abstract and experimental forms of electronic music, combining guitar, field recordings, synthesizers and generative software. You may know him from various releases on bypass, timetheory, Earth Mantra or Clinical Archives. "Midland" is a 5-track-EP with a complete duration of about 27 minutes. Part I - IV are very homogeneous. A warm and continuous background-drone,...
Topics: Phillip Wilkerson, Midland, ambient, drone, electronic
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- Saito Koji
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It is Saito Koji-time again. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings, Gears of Sand Recordings, Median Recordings and element perspective. And he already released eight previous releases via Resting Bell. His latest contribution to the Resting Bell-catalog is really huge. It is a five hour work. 16 titles with a duration of 4:33 minutes each and five long forms with 39 minutes to 48 minutes. The sixteen short tracks play...
Topics: Saito Koji, Ambient, Drone
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The sources of this album are from the album "El Viaje Mistico" (The Mystical Journey), originally released in 2001. The sounds of "El Viaje" are, essentially, field recordings from a journey by train in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For "El Viaje Revisited" we selected fragments and sections from those recordings and we remixed them to obtain new tracks and mixes. We think that "El Viaje Revisited" is a soundscape. A simple journey by train. We are very...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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- Julien Skrobek
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Julien Skrobek was born in Paris. As a teacher, he naturally became interested in the process of memorization and his work revolves around the relation between music, silence and memory. The main question it asks is: If I hear a note of music, when do I need to hear the next one in order to be able to build upon its trace? "Pays Natal" works with that question over a duration of 35 minutes. It’s a meditative experience and a test for listening habits. You hear short drones, little...
Topics: Julien Skrobek, Pays Natal, Experimental, Minimal
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Darwin Raymond is primarily a guitar based musician currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. He has also released an EP on Audio Gourmet (Rien/Rain) and an album on FeedbackLoop (Night). His new release on Resting Bell is called "Beyond The Shore, The Sea" and it is a wonderful album focusing on the ocean. Nine tracks with a complete duration of about 40 minutes. Darwin has focused on the overlap and interplay of memory with the present, which he explores by recording a base guitar track...
Topics: Darwin Raymond, Ambient, Soundscapes
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Off Land is an ambient project by Tim Dwyer. With ambient textures, little field recording snippets, spoken word phrases and classical instruments, Off Land takes place in the space between minimal, ambient and contemporary classical music. With 8 pieces and 75 minutes duration, "Encounter Point" is a monumental ambient work. All pieces are arranged very carefully and with a great sense for intensity and tension. The single tracks seem quite minimal and pure on the surface, but when...
Topics: Off Land, Encounter Point, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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Resting Bell starts 2012 with a new release by Summons of Shining Ruins. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu - Rokuon. With "On The Beach" Shinobu gives us five abyssal tracks, each over 10 minutes long. You can hear deep growling guitar melodies, nearly pushed into the background. And there is a constant hiss and noise layer which gives...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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- Leif Folkvord
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Do you remember lefolk's last RB-contribution "weather to shore" back in May 2011? So now he is back with a new, wonderful 8-track-album called "isn't this dangerous?". lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. He has released his album "intermitter" on NKR. His self-released material is available via audio.lefolk.com. "isn't this dangerous?" is deep and moving 48-minute journey. A fading structure and slight beats in the...
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And here is the sibling of Shinobu's former release "Shiho". "Takeshi" was recorded with the same setup as "Shiho", an electric guitar and a feedback device, and also in it's duration it is quite similar, four tracks and about 35 minutes long. Oscillating guitar tones, little shifts in tone an color, enjoy the extended trip into Shinobu's wonderful and exciting soundworld with both releases "Shiho" and "Takeshi". Thanks to Shinobu for this...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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- Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. "Southern Recordings" is the counterpart to Mensa's earlier work "Nordic Recordings". Mensa works again with subtle sound-structures, but this time the sound seems to be a bit warmer, and sometimes rougher, covered with a thin layer of dust. The soft delay...
Topics: Mensa, Southern Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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- Sergey Suokas
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After the powerful and emotive "Love"-EP on Autoplate, "room phive" is the third release by Russian composer Sergey Suokas. Sergey makes music since '99. And besides of his techno-project "Suokas", Sergey releases soulful and hypnotic ambient-music under the moniker "slow". "room phive" is a 4-track-EP filled with friendly and deep collage-electronica composed with samples taken from nature and sounds recorded at the studio. The result are four...
Topics: slow, Sergey Suokas, Ambient, Electronica
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- Leif Folkvord
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lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. The material he creates is influenced by a formal education in media arts filtered through the juxtaposition of experiences at his day(night) job as a pilot. After two full-length albums and the EP "blankscape", lefolk releases his new work "weather to shore" on Resting Bell. Consisting of 13 tracks and a complete duration of one hour, "weather to shore" is a wonderful microsonic sound...
Topics: lefolk, weather to shore, ambient, soundscape
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- Shinobu Nemoto
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2012 will end the same way the year has begun: With a release by Summons of Shining Ruins. And it will be a double release. The first part is "Shiho". Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon. "Shiho" is a four track work with a total duration of 36 minutes. Shinobu only works with an electric guitar and a feedback...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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- Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The second part is done by Bengalfuel. Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta began making music together around the end of 2009 and have released music on various labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Rural Colours, Lizard Breakfast and Isolationism. Bengalfuel's music is their gift to the ghosts so they will have some peaceful music to listen to. And their new work "Kokolias" is working...
Topics: Bengalfuel, Kokolias, Ambient, Drone, Electronic
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Collin Thomas is back on Resting Bell with another wonderful piece of music. You might remember his first Resting Bell-contribution, the enormous 2 hour-piece "April Triptych", released in April 2011. Or one his other releases on labels like Impulsive Habitat, escala, Public Spaces Lab or Pocket Fields. Collin’s new RB-release "Score to a Quotidian Experience" is again a single track with a duration of 67 minutes. Quiet, Slow, and Distant, this piece is intended as an...
Topics: Collin Thomas, Score to a Quotidian Experience, Ambient, Soundscape
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Environments is a slow, continual, and site-specific side project of the members of Celer, Will Long & Danielle Baquet-Long. The sound based on 100% field-recordings, typically left completely unprocessed. This 15-minute piece was recorded in Isla Vista, California, at George Orwell's glass house. The recording is very raw and rough, because of heavy wind, and very basic recording equipment: a Nikon digital camera. Danielle and Will only did a minimal mastering, so you have a pure and...
Topics: Environments, Field Recording, Experimental
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Simultan is the project of sound artist and graphic designer Cristiano Rinaldi. His release "Ich bin bei dir" (german for "I'm with you") is a tribute and dedication to Etty Hillesum, a jewish writer from the netherlands, who was murdered 1943 after nazi-deportation in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The 4 pieces are touching, moving and very deep. A great combination of wide and open synth patterns, glitchy elements in the background and warming melodies. Beginning with some more harsh...
Topics: Simultan, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
Resting Bell
- Calarco / Juarez
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Two great artists from Argentinia teamed up for a massive 14-minute sound piece: Juan Jose Calarco and Adrian Juarez. Both artists are wellknown from many releases on multiple Net- and CDr-labels all around the globe. "Tierra Abierta" is a subtle composition. The essential groundwork on this release, holding everything together, are fieldrecordings. You can hear many natural sound like rain, creaky woods, whistling winds and rustling leaves. This earth-bound ambience is arranged...
Topics: Juan Jose Calarco, Adrian Juarez, Ambient, Experimental, Fieldrecordings
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terje paulsen is a sound-artist from Kristiansand, Norway, working with simple instruments and equipment, sometimes self made, sounds from found objects and fieldrecordings from his local enviroment. He likes the sounds to be hand made and does not use a laptop. "twenty feet for buddha" is a contemplative, subtle piece with a duration of about twenty minutes. terje made this track with some treated fieldrecordings and buddha-machines. It starts very quiet with some light drones,...
Topics: terje paulsen, ambient, experimental, soundscape
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throuRoof, a one-man-project from italy, comes up with an impressive 32 minute ambient-drone-monument. The piece is an improvisation played with a broken Bontempi organ, guitar feedback and fieldrecordings, decomposed with analogic mixer, Dunlop Tape Delay, Echoplex and Revox. There was no Overdubbing, no Remastering, no digital process except the rip on wav directly from reel to reel tape. In throuRoof's own words: "throuRoof is like flowing throught the roof during the dreams, a...
Topics: throuRoof, Ambient, Experimental, Drone
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- Mark Midgley
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If Guilds Requiem was the acceptance of staring at the dying embers of the funeral pyre, then Ascension is the sound of a thousand gnarled branches clawing relentlessly at a muted Sun. Utilising Bass guitar drones effected, looped and processed, the ep features two new pieces, Ascension and Atonement. This is the second EP from Engineer, Bassist Mark Midgley's solo project, Guild (also known from The Black Lanterns, Alt, Falconetti)
Topics: Guild, Ambient, Drone
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The sources of this album are from the album "El Viaje Mistico" (The Mystical Journey), originally released in 2001. The sounds of "El Viaje" are, essentially, fields recordings from a journey by train in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For "El Viaje Revisited" we selected fragments and sections from those recordings and we remixed them to obtain new tracks. We think that "El Viaje Revisited" is a soundscape. We are very satisfied with the results, because we...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, field recordings, ambient, noise, experimental
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- Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. All the sounds are produced to be listened outside, in public spaces or natural enviroments. So, Nordic Recordings is a beautiful 4-track EP with softly moving soundstructures. It is a very calm and gentle production.
Topics: Mensa, Nordic Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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- Off Land
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With "Grey Surfaces" Tim Dwyer, the person behind Off Land, is back on Resting Bell with another beautiful release. The release contains five new compositions by Off Land and two remixes, done by Placement and Ennio Mazzon. Compared to his last release "Encounter Point" "Grey Surfaces" is much more reduced, compact and monolithic. Each track has a kind of deep fundamental droning with field-recording fragments, shifting melodies and glitches in addtion to it all....
Topics: Off Land, Grey Surfaces, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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- fallen
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Fallen are brothers Andrew and Richard Fryer who come from the south of England. The group was formed in 1999 making spooky neurotic jungle. Over the course of nine releases they have gradually evolved into a more meditative proposition and are now purveyors of a sort of outsider dreampop. Fallen’s last recording, “A rare camouflage” is available on the cookanegg imprint. Andrew is also the man behind Boy swung tunnel whose album “The sun sparks” is on the Format noise label. Their EP...
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"grumpy folk with a grin", that's how gillicuddy, in real life Andi Rohden, titles his musical output. Mainly based on folk-orientated acoustic guitar-lines with slightly broken vocals and additional background-structure from a keyboard, melodica, accordion or a second guitar-line, his work reminds me mostly of Tom Waits, acoustic dEUS, non-electrical Notwist or Modest Mouse. "the repeating thoughts of old zinng-zanng" is the follow-up to his "Shmalhans is...
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- Alexis Béchu
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Lexithimie is a sound solo project founded by Alexis Béchu with focus on healing sound, extended classic, modern ambient and with care for minimal details and natural color. After a bunch of releases on various audio labels such as ropes swing cities, October Man, Hibernate recs and Under The Spire lexithimie’s music creates synthetic spaces from processed instruments, field recordings, layers of repetitive tones and sound infusion. His two-track EP "Leontopodium" is a beautiful...
Topics: Lexithimie, Leontopodium, ambient, soundscape
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- Off Land
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Similar to my previous release, Commute, which was an exercise in revisiting a past experience, the Anniversary ep is an exercise in revisiting a moment of time. Parts of my wedding were documented with field recordings. This included pre-ceremony unpacking / chatter / music, post-ceremony celebration / music, and a hike up a mountain. This material became the album's skeleton. The guitar and French Horn were exstracted from the original field recordings. I decided to honor the original rural...
Topics: Off Land, Commute, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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- sylvie walder & entia non
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Sylvie Walder and entia non (James McDougall) are well-known names in the netlabel-world and beyond. Sylvie Walder released collaboration-albums with Phillip Wilkerson, Siegmar Fricke, and "_" (as Kakitsubata). entia non has released solo-works on test tube, IOD, u-cover, Resting Bell and contributions on compilations for duckbay and Slow Flow Recs. On "bewilderment" Sylvie and James create a rich and deep organic sound-cosmos. Droning background-layers, instrumental...
Topics: sylvie walder, entia non, piano, ambient, experimental